The Camanachd Leòdhais Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 16th October in the Masonic Lodge, Stornoway.

Iain Sinclair, who was stepping down as chairman greeted the gathering in Gaelic and thanked all involved in the club for their efforts this year in what has been a highly successful year for the club, stating his pleasure at the club’s improved league position but also the need to develop youth competition. Kenny MacLeod also intimated that the club was in a good financial state off the park. Retiring manager Paul Duke stated also that the club had done well on the park this year and that the emergence of several young players had also been a bonus.

The club committee was newly elected with the following positions:

President: Annette Murray (With responsibilty for Child Protection)

Treasurer: Kenny MacLeod

Secretary & Communications: Andrew MacAskill

Fixtures Secretary: Donald Lamont

Club & School Liaison Officer: Sean MacLeod

Marketing, Sponsorship and Merchandising: Iain Sinclair

Club subscriptions will remain frozen at 2011 levels for the third year in a row.

The club committee will meet at a later date to decide on the full make up of the management team for the 2013 season, although it is expected to be supported by a coaching team of senior players. This also applies to the position of Chieftain.

The club setup a youth sub-committee to increase the amount of competitive shinty played by the youth players and this is the major developmental goal of the club over the next few seasons.

Crawford MacLellan proposed a vote of thanks to the committee for their sterling achievements for shinty in the Western Isles over the last two years. The club would also like to thank all its sponsors for their support over the last few seasons and for their continuing support into the future.

The meeting closed with a remembrance of Diane Morrison, a fervent supporter of the club, who passed away this autumn.  She will be sadly missed by all.

The next AGM will be held after the completion of the 2013 season.

By eoghan

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